Phyllo Easter Nests

Phyllo Easter Nests

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
12 mins
Level:
Easy
Cooling:
20 mins
Yields:
12 nests

Shredded phyllo is used to make these cute Easter Nests that are filled with a yummy mixture of chopped walnuts and chocolate. Makes for an attractive springtime dessert or snack that will fill your home with laughter.

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, finely chopped
  • PHYLLO NESTS
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces (1/2 package) kataifi (shredded phyllo dough), thawed according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, wrapped

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly brush 12-cup muffin pan with melted butter.

FOR FILLING:
MIX
nuts, sugar, cinnamon and chopped Nestlé NestEggs in medium bowl. Set aside.

FOR PHYLLO NESTS:
PULL
phyllo into 1-inch-thick bundles; cut bundles into 2-inch lengths. Place phyllo in large mixer bowl and separate into a loose pile with fingers. Toss pile with sugar and cinnamon. Add remaining melted butter; toss pile. Divide phyllo mixture among muffin cups; press onto bottoms and up sides.

FILL center of nests with 1 tablespoon walnut filling.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden and crispy. Let cool completely in pan; fill each nest with 3 wrapped Nestlé NestEggs.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 nests of recipe
  • Calories 250
  • Calories from Fat 120

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 6g 28%
  • Cholesterol 10mg 4%
  • Sodium 140mg 6%
  • Carbohydrates 32g 11%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 4%

Show Us How You Made It

    close

    Select Recipe Types

    Clear All
    • Breads, Muffins & Pastries
    • Cakes & Cupcakes
    • Candy & Fudge
    • Cheesecakes
    • Cookies/Brownies/Bars
    • Custards, Puddings & Mousse
    • Kid-Friendly
    • Pies & Tarts
    • Beverages
    • Breakfast/Brunch
    • Dips/Sauces/Fondues
    • Casseroles
    • Side Dishes
    • Soups
    • Christmas & Hanukah
    • Valentine's Day
    • Cinco de Mayo
    • Easter
    • Independence Day & Memorial Day
    • Mother's Day
    • St. Patrick's Day
    • Summer Picnics
    • Halloween
    • Thanksgiving

    Find Recipes

    Your Selections

    Join For Free Become a Very Best Baker

    VBB Members can:

    • Share, rate & review recipes
    • Print exclusive coupons
    • Chat in the Forums
    Join Now

    Got a Question? Chat Live Now

    Mon - Fri 8AM - 8PM ET

    Our VeryBestBaking experts are specially trained to help you with recipes. We offer great tips and advice too!

    Start Chat Now